Sweet Potato and Cheese Pastry Puffs – Great for picnics and parties!

by thenibecamemum

Sweet Potato and Cheese Pastry Puffs

As summer creeps ever closer, picnic season is almost upon us! Picnics can often become a bit ‘same old same’ – sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, you know the drill. That’s why it’s good to mix it up with alternative options such as these pizza muffins or baked apple slices. If you’re a sweet potato lover, like us, then you’ll love the following recipe for our sweet potato and cheese pastry puffs! This twist on the “cheese pasty” is not only great for picnics but could also be served as an easy lunch or snack for kids.

Sweet potato and cheese pastry puffs are also suitable for baby led weaning or as a toddler meal option. Remember to use light puff pastry and to serve in moderation.

If you’re looking for party food ideas, then these sweet potato and cheese pastry puffs are straightforward to make in batch and are budget friendly too.

The recipe makes 6-8 pastry puffs, depending on size.

Looking for other recipes? Why not browse our recipes? All child and tummy friendly!

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Sweet potato and cheese puff pastry

Three Sweet potato and cheese pastry puffs on a chopping board

Sweet Potato and Cheese Pastry Puffs

Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.5/5
( 6 voted )


  • 50g grated cheese
  • Medium sweet potato
  • 300g Puff pastry
  • Egg/milk


1. Take the puff pastry out of the fridge 10 minutes before you plan to use it.

2. Using a fork, prick your sweet potato several times and place in the microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.

3. Thinly grate 50g of cheese and place in a bowl.

4. Scoop the baked potato into the bowl with the cheese. Mix thoroughly.

5. Roll out your puff pastry and use a cutter to cut out 12-16 circles (we prefer using a scalloped edged cutter).

6. Take a handful of the cheese and potato mixture and roll into a ball. Place this onto one of the puff pastry circles. Do this for half of your puff pastry circles.

Sweet potato and cheese ball on puff pastry
7. Once you have placed cheesy balls onto the pastry, brush egg or milk around the outside of the puff pastry and place a second puff pastry circle on top of this. Press gently around the edges of the pastry.

Sweet potato and cheese puff pastry
8. Apply a thin coating of egg or milk on the top of your pastry to give it colour.

9. Bake the pastries in the oven on 180°C for 12 minutes or until golden.

10. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Sweet potato and cheese puff pastry


isabel 15th September 2018 - 12:42 am

what type of cheese do you recommend for use with the sweet
potato filling?

thenibecamemum 16th September 2018 - 11:19 am

I use a low fat cheddar (Cathedral Lighter) 🙂

Sarah 5th November 2019 - 3:26 pm

Can you freeze these please?

thenibecamemum 10th November 2019 - 12:44 pm

I’ve never tried to freeze these ones but I know it is possible to freeze other puff pastry items. If you allow them to completely defrost and then pop them back in the oven for a short while to reheat then they should be okay.


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